A Lesson in Crisis

October 24, 2017


Books Not Bombs Creates Syrian Refugee Lesson Plan with Teach for America


In preparation for the 2017 school year, the Books Not Bombs campaign created a comprehensive lesson plan on the Syrian and refugee education crisis for K-12 and higher education teachers. Teach For America partnered with Books Not Bombs to distribute the lesson plan to their network of teachers and alumni, ensuring that thousands of young students will have the opportunity to learn important lessons about the ongoing crisis.

Books Not Bombs advocates for access to education for displaced and refugee students,  now with 194 participating universities offering scholarships to Syrian students. Books Not Bombs recognizes the importance of education as a means to enlighten and inspire and as a tool of economic, social and political empowerment.

Each of us knows the value of education, even if we don’t always recognize it. It can make the difference between bare survival and opportunity and between exclusion and access. “The Refugee Education Crisis” is a classroom resource for K-12 and college educators to use in their classrooms. The lessons focus on important questions of responsibility, empathy, and law. If you are an educator, we hope that you will use this resource in your classroom. 


If you do use the lesson plan, the Books Not Bombs team would love to hear your feedback and share your stories. Get in touch: info@books-not-bombs.com.

The Books Not Bombs campaign continues to support educational equity and access for all students: domestic, international, first-generation, those facing race and class and gender barriers, those born in this country, those who are immigrants, displaced students, refugee students, asylum-seeker students, and others. Find out more about how you can get involved at and stay in the loop by books-not-bombs.com following us on social media here.

Matt Allison Senior Campaigner
Choose Both: A Digital Guide
for Equity & Evidence